Sep 19, 2021  
2012-2013 Graduate College Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Resources


Academic Advising

Champlain College places a high priority on student advising and considers it an integral part of the Graduate Program experience. The advising process is designed to help students as they make important decisions related to their academic graduate programs at Champlain and their career goals in general.

To this end, each graduate student works directly with their program director who will also serve as their program advisor. In this capacity, the program director can help  to establish academic and professional goals and to select their courses for upcoming terms or semesters.

Staff in the Advising and Registration Center located in Perry Hall can also assist students in understanding their requirements for graduation. They work closely with program directors and are knowledgeable about the curriculum requirements for each program. They also assist students with registration processes and make referrals to College resources, as needed.

Academic Support

Effective academic support outside the classroom can be as vital to academic success and a great college experience as what happens inside the classroom. Champlain College provides a range of academic support services which can be accessed individually or in any combination that works for students. All of our academic services are designed to help students meet their educational and career goals.

Academic Coaching


Champlain College Academic Coaching (Create link to Academic Coaching Page

Champlain’s professional academic coaches work with students in individual and group sessions on such areas as: self-advocacy, goal-setting, motivation, mindfulness, time-management, organizational strategies, study skills and test preparation, and reading comprehension skills. To make an appointment, contact


Stern Center for Language and Learning (Create Link to

In addition to the College’s own academic coaches, students may access the services of the Stern Center for Language and Learning on Champlain’s campus for an additional fee for service. The Stern Center’s academic coaches assist students with building skills in executive functioning, social thinking, writing, reading and math. Contact them directly more information about their services and fees.


Online Tutoring Through Smarthinking

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The College has contracted with Smarthinking to provide real-time online tutoring to students on a 24/7 basis covering math, business, writing, sciences and offering a range of tutorials. Tutors, who are teachers with advanced degrees, are available for live sessions until 3 am. Students access Smarthinking through the College portal.


Tutoring for English Language Learners (ELL) (link to new landing page-waiting on Brian)

Champlain provides a professional educator trained in tutoring bilingual and multilingual students whose native language is not English. Tutoring is provided one-on-one and in small group settings and on-line. To make an appointment, contact Rebecca Baker at The ELL Tutoring office is in MIC 204.


Peer-Tutor Labs

Champlain supports several “Labs” staffed by trained students who provide content tutoring in the most high demand areas including: Accounting and Math, Information Technology, Oral Communication, and Writing. For more information and hours of operation, select the links below.


Accounting & Math Lab (link to

Champlain’s Accounting & Math Lab provides tutorial and homework assistant for students taking Math and Accounting courses. The lab is located on the second floor of the MIC Library in the Tower Room.


Information Technology – ITS Peer Assist Lab

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The ITS Peer Assist Lab provides tutoring and homework assistance to students taking Information Technology courses. The Lab is located on the first floor of West Hall.


Oral Communication Lab (add link-

Any Champlain student may meet with Oral Communication Lab tutors for a one-on-one or small group session. Lab tutors meet with students on an appointment basis and provide assistance with all aspects of oral communication assignments. To make an appointment, students should contact Eric Ronis ( at least 48 hours in advance. The Oral Communication Lab is located in MIC 204.


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The Champlain Writing Center is dedicated to creating a culture of writing across campus that values inquiry, creativity and public service. The Center provides free support to students, faculty and staff working on any writing project. To make an appointment, contact: or 802-383-6672.


 Academic accommodations and support services are available through the Counseling Center and  Accommodations Services for students who have documented learning or other disabilities. The Center is staffed by professionals trained in understanding and managing learning, physical and mental health challenges. Champlain College will make all reasonable accommodations for the  documented needs of an otherwise qualified student or applicant for admission. In order to be eligible to receive academic accommodations or other accommodations in residence halls, classrooms or extracurricular activities, students must provide documentation and meet with one of the designated counselors in the Counseling Center and Accommodations Services office. It is the responsibility of the student to provide the documentation, meet with the appropriate counselor and provide each faculty member with the accommodation forms. More detailed information regarding the College’s accommodations procedures are available from the Counseling Center and Accommodations Services. Students managing special learning, physical or emotional challenges are provided with reasonable accommodations, but are also held to the same standard of academic achievement as all other students.

Students with grievances related to an accommodations-related determination or procedures for, or provision of, accommodations, are encouraged to resolve the complaint with the Counseling Center and Accommodations Services (802-651-5907) whenever possible. If the student’s grievance is directly related to the actions of the Counseling Center and Accommodations Services, they may immediately file a grievance with the Vice President for Enrollment & Student Life in student-related matters (865-6429). Such grievances will be handled as described in the College’s Grievance Procedure for the Counseling Center and Accommodations  Services.  


The Champlain College Bookstore is located on the first floor of Joyce Hall and is open 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Friday.

The bookstore sells school supplies and all required texts and course materials. Also available are greeting cards, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and other sundries, postage stamps and a variety of items with the Champlain College insignia (T- shirts, sweatshirts, glassware, ceramics and more). Suggestions for new items that might be stocked are always welcome.

During “Book Rush” at the beginning of each semester, bookstore hours are extended so that you may purchase items needed for the first day of classes. Have your textbooks waiting for you at the bookstore by ordering online at As a special service, the bookstore coordinates a winter and spring “Book Buy Back” so you can sell your used textbooks.

We encourage you to purchase your books through the bookstore to receive the best service. Students who order their books from sources other than the bookstore will not be eligible for tuition refunds if those books arrive late and jeopardize their ability to begin their coursework.

Rental options will appear as you order your books online. Fill out a one-time rental registration and you will be set to rent textbooks throughout your Champlain experience. Rentals are available online or in store.

You may purchase your books in the store or online at Online orders can either be shipped to your home, or you can place a prepay pickup order and have the books waiting for you when you arrive on campus. Due to heavy volume, prepay pickup orders may experience a delay in processing during the week immediately preceeding the beginning of teh fall semester. Come to the Bookstore with your ORDER NUMBER AND ID. If you do not have your order number, you cannot pick up your books.

When placing an online order, you may see as many as four choices of your required course materials. There will usually be an option for a new or used text. You may also notice a rental or digital option appearing. Rental is an excellent option for keeping your up-front cost down. Digital options are also available for some textbooks. Once downloaded, a digital book can be highlighted; notes can be taken and then shared with other students using the digital format. If you would like to experiment with a digital text, please go to where you can download a digital text for a trial period. All options can be purchased online or in the store. During the first week of class, all course materials can be refunded or exchanged with a Bookstore receipt. When ordering online, you will be asked if we can substitute new or used condition books if the option you picked is not available at the time. If you pick “no”, there will be no book in your order nor will you be charged. If you pick “yes”, then we will substitute new or used and the price will be adjusted accordingly.

Campus Dining Options

Campus Dining Services, located across from the bookstore in the Student Life complex, is open to all students. Residential students participate in the College meal plan and simply present their ID card to the cashier; others may pay cash or purchase meal plans or blocks of meals.

Meals are served at seven different stations in this state-of-the-art facility. Offerings are diverse and include traditional pizza, grill items, plated entrees, specialty salads and more. Students are encouraged to interact with the chefs preparing their meal, and they can have unlimited servings while they are in the dining hall. Sodexo Campus Services is proud to partner with Champlain College in providing quality dining experiences for all diets. Please visit for more information or find us on Facebook;




Full breakfast (M-F)

7:15–9:00 a.m.

Continental breakfast (M-F)

9:00–11:00 a.m.

Lunch (M-F)

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Brunch (Sat. & Sun)

11:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Light fare (M-F)

1:00–4:30 p.m.

Light fare (Sat. & Sun)

2:00–4:30 p.m.

Dinner (M-Th)

4:30–7:00 p.m.

Dinner (F-Sun)

4:30–6:30 p.m.

Late night hours (T–F)

8:30–11:00 p.m.

In addition, Jazzman’s, an espresso bar serving fresh bakery items, sandwiches, soups and salads in the Hauke Family Campus Center, is open to all students, faculty, staff and guests. Open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

The IDX Student Life Center also houses The Lodge, a student owned and operated retail outlet for good food fast, located off the Fireside Lounge next to the game room. Hours of operation are posted at The Lodge.

Vending machines providing coffee, soft drinks, juices, snacks and other on-the- go fare are located in various campus buildings.

Career Services

The Career Services team extends a warm welcome to all graduate students. You are taking important steps towards accelerating your professional life. Whether you are seeking new career, advancement or greater technical competence after graduation, Career Services offers a wide scope of resources to help you strategically prepare for and manage your career. Our graduates who were most successful in advancing their careers through graduate studies, took advantage of College-provided opportunities to develop competencies and experiences that employers most value. Visit us online to:

· See our list of events (including employer visits, industry speakers, and workshops) and register for career management workshops

· Use our online resources to prepare resumes and other job search documents

· Develop a professional online presence

· Conduct a job search

· Find out who your career advisor is and schedule an appointment to meet with your career advisor

Career advisors also help students who are unsure of what opportunities may exist once they have completed their graduate program.  They will work with you directly by integrating your personal strengths and interests and career opportunities.

If you would like to meet with a career advisor in person, contact us by e-mail, or call (802) 860-2720 to schedule an appointment. The Career Services office is located at 328 Maple Street (next to the Adirondack House). Office hours are Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m

Counseling Center and Accommodations Services

Confidential counseling services are available for students who are dealing with personal issues, mental health issues or academic concerns. Counselors at the Counseling Center and Accommodations Services can help students with concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, alcohol and drug use, physical or sexual abuse, relationship concerns, stress management, sexuality, and crisis management. The counselors meet with students individually and at times in groups (with the consent of all participants.)

The counselors can help students manage crises in a number of ways. A counselor can accompany a student to the emergency department at the hospital in the case of a psychological emergency, or in the case of a sexual or physical assault, to the police department or family court as needed. The counselors can assist students in making contact with appropriate campus officials and community agencies and resources as necessary.

Through the services of our psychiatric nurse practitioner, students with more serious mental health needs can be medically evaluated and treated. The psychiatric nurse practitioner works closely with the counselors, and is skilled at diagnosing and treating mental health issues, including prescribing medication when indicated.

Counselors will make referrals to community resources when appropriate. Prevention and education are important components of the Counseling Center and Accommodations Services. Programming is offered throughout the year.

Counselors can also provide follow-up counseling in the aftermath of a personal crisis. Someone from the counseling staff is available 24 hours a day. The counselor on call can be reached through the College’s Campus Public Safety Office at (802) 865-6465, or by dialing 3333 on any residence hall or campus phone.

Health Services

For graduate students with access to the Burlington campus, the Student Health Services Center is available to help you with health concerns or problems, either directly or by referral to an appropriate physician. You may call for an appointment or simply walk in. A nurse practioner is on campus weekdays with limited hours. The Health Services Center is open to all students, whether covered by their own policy, the College insurance program or through their parents’ or guardians’ policies. There is no charge for visits to this office. In the event that you cannot reach the director of health services, call Timberlane Pediatrics at (802) 864-0521 any time, day or night.

Notification of Illness: It is the responsibility of you or your physician to report serious illness or hospitalization to family members, your parents or legal guardians; you should not assume that anyone else will notify them.

In addition, it is your responsibility to notify your instructors of any illness that prevents you from attending class or completing assignments, and to arrange to make up any classes you miss. The director of health services cannot excuse you from class or assignments. However, in the event of a serious illness, the director of health services, working with staff from the Counseling Center and Accommodations Services, will help to contact faculty and make appropriate plans for your continued academic success, as practicable and given academic requirements. The director will also work with your health-care providers in coordinating your treatment and recovery to the extent appropriate given the nature and scope of the College’s residential and academic programs.

Insurance: When you were billed for admission to Champlain College, you received information detailing the provisions of a College-sponsored insurance plan. If you participate in this group policy and wish to make a claim, you must submit the claim as soon as possible after the onset of any illness, accident or injury that requires medical attention beyond that provided by Champlain College. The director of health services can help you fill out the claim form. Keep in mind, however, that the College-sponsored plan is a secondary insurance policy that is to be used only after you submit a claim through your parents’ or your own primary policy.

Medical Leave Policy: See Reenrollment and Readmission to Champlain College.

Identification Card/Cash Card Office

Upon enrolling in a graduate program, all graduate students are qualified to receive an identification card. This card serves as the official College ID, library card and dining services card for those on a meal plan. For residential students, the card is encoded for access to their residence hall and room.

Online students may request an ID card by e-mailing a photo to: Your picture should be a color individual head shot in .JPG format; no hat, no sunglasses. In the e-mail subject line, use firstname.lastname. Include an address where the ID card should be mailed.

All students must show their ID for access to the Fitness Center and to ride any of the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) buses at no charge. Optional conversion of the ID card to a debit card is available. Use of the CC Cash Card is convenient at various campus locations, as well as at numerous area vendors.

Students should keep their ID cards from year to year until graduating. Lost, damaged or stolen cards may be replaced for a fee.

Library Services

The Champlain College library is housed in the Robert E. & Holly D. Miller Information Commons and provides information services to support the research and instructional needs of the Champlain College community. The library provides books, periodicals, online journals, e-books and audiovisual materials, as well as laptop computers that students may use within the Miller Information Commons. In addition to these resources, the library staff provides reference services, interlibrary loan services and instruction sessions for students and faculty. The Information Commons houses computing labs as well as quiet study rooms for individual or group student use.

The library is open over 100 hours per week during the school year. Reference librarians are available to assist students during most open hours. Regular semester hours are:



7:30 a.m.–midnight


7:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m.–midnight

Hours for holidays and intersession periods are posted on the library Website before each break.

All library patrons must present a current official Champlain College ID card at the circulation desk in order to borrow materials or when asked by a staff member. Patrons are responsible for returning or renewing all items charged to their account on or before the date on which they are due. Patrons with overdue items will be unable to check out additional items and will be billed. The library will make reasonable efforts to contact patrons with overdue materials; however, it is the responsibility of the patron to know when materials are due and to return them promptly. The full list of library policies and procedures, as well as contact information for library staff, may be found on the library Web site:

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) helps Champlain’s students, faculty and staff engage in initiatives that enable all campus stakeholders to have a positive experience and helps our students graduate with the skills they need to thrive in a global, multicultural and interdependent world. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works in collaboration with Academic Affairs, the Department of Student Life, students, faculty and staff to create and support a diverse and rich community that provides many opportunities for all to be engaged, involved, supported and celebrated. The office is located in the IDX Student Life Center.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion sponsors a wide-ranging variety of programs and events.

Traditional Programs: Welcome Back Celebration (Fall), Diversity and Inclusion Lunch workshops and panels, and student-initiated programs.

Student Support Initiatives: New American Scholarship student support; outreach and advocacy for all students, with a special focus on underrepresented and non dominant groups.

The ODI has capacity to support Students of Color, New Americans and Low income students, while connecting other special populations and non dominant groups (Women, LGBTQ, Veterans, students with disabilities, first generation college students, etc.) with support services and advocates across campus (Student life, financial aid etc.)

Veterans Affairs

Military and Veteran Education Benefits

Champlain College is recognized as a military-friendly institution, partly because of the many military and veteran education benefit programs the College participates in. We are committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program ( ), all the Veterans Affairs GI Bills

(, VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (, Military Tuition Assistance and ROTC scholarships (


Military Tuition Assistance

For each course that carries post-secondary academic credit from an accredited college or

university, the responsible Service maypay 100% of the cost of tuition up to a maximum of

$250 per semester hour credit; the aggregate amount of TA payable in support of any one

service member participating in off-duty, voluntary education during one fiscal year is $4,500.

A majority of our students supplement their TA with federal financial aid or their VA GI Bill.